Which technology terms dominated Twitter feeds this year? Did we care more about #iPad or #Bieber? Check out the top ten lists.
Social Media Matters
By Kristin Burnham, CIO
Last week, Google announced its list of top searches for the year, and today Twitter announced its top trends for 2010. We posted more than 25 billion Tweets in 2010, Twitter reports. Which tech vendor can cut through that type of noise?
Apple’s buzz-generating releases of the iPad and iPhone 4 helped the company nab four of the top ten slots in the technology category. “Apple iPad” debuted at No. 1, followed by “Apple iOS” (No. 3); “Apple iPhone” (No. 4); and “MacBook Air” (No. 9).
“Google Android” (No. 2); “Call of Duty Black Ops” (No. 5); “New Twitter” (No. 6); “HTC” (No. 7); “RockMelt” (No. 8); and “Google Instant” (No. 10) completed the Technology top 10 list. Interestingly, that tech buzzword darling, cloud, did not make the Top 10.
“Gulf Oil Spill,” “FIFA World Cup,” the movie “Inception,” “Haiti Earthquake” and the infamous World Cup noisemaker, the “Vuvuzela,” rounded out the top 5 overall trends of the year. Check out the graphic below for Twitter’s other top ten lists.
Kristin Burnham covers Consumer Technology, SaaS, Social Networking and Web 2.0 for CIO.com. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kmburnham. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline. Email Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org.